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Sport24.co.za | Kerber makes strong start at Eastbourne

Kerber made the semi-finals at the Mallorca Open last week to kick off her grass court season and will be hopeful of claiming her first title of the year in Eastbourne, where she has twice reached the final.

Her opponent Sam Stosur was one of a host of players playing two matches in the one day after rain interrupted Monday’s schedule.

The veteran Australian had seen off American Sofia Kenin in round one, but had no answer to Kerber’s power as the German fired 15 winners in a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

“It’s nice being back here, having another good match on grass before Wimbledon,” said Kerber.

“That’s why I’m here. I like to play here on grass, so I try to enjoy every match and every moment right now.”

Bertens was also in commanding form as the number three seed saw off Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-1.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki won in straight sets too, beating Andrea Petkovic, 6-4, 6-4, to set up a rematch of last year’s final against Aryna Sabalenka.

Konta is keen to make an impression on home soil after reaching the semi-finals of the French Open.

The world number 19 was pushed all the way by Greece’s Maria Sakkari, but prevailed 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to set up a round three clash with Ons Jabeur.

Sixth seed Halep began her grass court campaign in style with a 6-2, 6-0 thrashing of Su-Wei Hsieh and will be confident of further progress when she faces Slovakian qualifier Polona Hercog next.

Elena Svitolina was the top ranked player to exit on Tuesday as the Ukranian fifth seed bowed out 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Alize Cornet.

The Frenchwoman led by a set and a break before play was stopped on Monday, but Svitolina quickly broke back to level at 3-3 in the second and then saved a match point to break again and take it to a tie-break.

Cornet, however, bounced back to race through the tie-break 7-3.

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko also rallied from losing the first set 6-1 to world number 9 Sloane Stephens to take the next two sets 6-0, 6-3.

Eastbourne ATP/WTA results on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st round

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Jérémy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 5-7, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4

Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) bt Jay Clarke (GBR) 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-3

Gilles Simon (FRA x6) bt Tennys Sandgren (USA) 7-5, 6-1

Nicolás Jarry (CHI) bt Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) bt James Ward (GBR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Women

2nd round

Ons Jabeur (TUN) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Johanna Konta (GBR x14) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Shuai Zhang (CHN) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 6-3, 6-1

Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Angelique Kerber (GER x4) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-4, 6-4

Rebecca Peterson (SWE) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4

Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)

Simona Halep (ROU x6) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-2, 6-0

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x8) bt Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 6-2, 6-3

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x11) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-4, 6-4

Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x16) 6-3, 6-4

Kiki Bertens (NED x3) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-4, 6-1

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x7) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI x10) 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 6-3

Elise Mertens (BEL) bt Markéta Vondroušová (CZE x13) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

1st round

Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Sofia Kenin (USA) 6-2, 6-3

Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 6-2, 6-2

Polona Hercog (SLO) bt Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová (CZE) 7-6 (7/3), 0-1 abandon

Belinda Bencic (SUI x10) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 6-3, 6-4

Sport24.co.za | Human: Bulls going to struggle next year

2019-06-24 21:28

Cape Town – Bulls head coach Pote Human is lamenting the departure of several high profile players from the franchise.

The Pretoria-based outfit will see a number of individuals leave for pastures new in Europe and Japan, including Handre Pollard, Jesse Kriel, Lood de Jager, RG Snyman and Duane Vermeulen.

It is a blow for a side that enjoyed an improved 2019 after they reached the Super Rugby quarter-finals following a fifth place finish in the regular season.

They eventually went down to the Hurricanes in Wellington, but the visitors gave the 2016 champions a scare before eventually succumbing 35-28.

Their positive campaign should have given them something to build on for next season, but Human insists that it may not be possible to compete with the top teams in the competition in 2020.

“Ten of the guys are leaving us after (the quarter-final defeat), so we’re going to struggle next year I think,” he told reporters.

“For me personally, it’s very disappointing because it’s my first year as head coach of the Bulls and I really thought if we could keep this team for another two years it would be great, but unfortunately that’s not the case.”

The financial lure of Europe and Japan is a problem throughout the southern hemisphere but it is a particular issue for South African sides, according to Human.

“Definitely it is a concern in South Africa,” he said. “The weak rand means we can’t keep hold of the money. It’s just impossible for us to try to keep the guys. It’s unfortunate.

“We will have to look at it. It’s really difficult. They stopped the Bok contracts, so it’s all through the franchises now to try and keep the guys, but the money is just too big in Japan and Europe.”

One positive for Human was the performance of wing Cornal Hendricks, who has impressed this season after a three-year absence because of a heart condition, and the Bulls head coach believes that he is good enough to return to the international fold.

He added: “He is hitting form now. Maybe Rassie (Erasmus) can use him. He showed he can compete at this level.”

Sport24.co.za | LIVE: Proteas top order wobble as Faf departs

  • 37.4 – SIX! Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.

  • 37.3 – Shaheen Afridi to David Miller. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 37.2 – Shaheen Afridi to David Miller. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 37.1 – FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to David Miller. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smoked to the fence. Miller is so dangerous at the end of an innings and he could make Pakistan pay for dropping him.

  • 36.6 – Wahab Riaz to Rassie van der Dussen. Half volley, to leg moves in front driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 36.5 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Short, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Amir. A gift to Amir. These should be gobbled up all day long.

  • 36.4 – Wahab Riaz to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, outside edge to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Ahmed, fielded by Wasim.

  • 36.3 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, in the air under control to deep point for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 36.2 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Short, outside off stump down the track Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 36.1 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 35.6 – Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen. Yorker, to leg down the track flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 35.5 – Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 35.4 – Shaheen Afridi to David Miller. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run.

  • 35.3 – Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run.

  • 35.2 – Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 35.1 – Shaheen Afridi to David Miller. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 34.6 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 34.5 – Wahab Riaz to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 34.4 – Wahab Riaz to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 34.3 – Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Azam.

  • 34.2 – FOUR! Wahab Riaz to David Miller. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Using his feet to generate momentum and create different angles for himself. Threaded the gap while targetting the short boundary.

  • 34.1 – Wahab Riaz to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 33.6 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 33.5 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 33.4 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Amir.

  • 33.3 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 33.2 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Steer, Gloved back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Amir.

  • 33.1 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run.

  • 32.6 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Wasim, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 32.5 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 32.4 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 32.3 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 32.2 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 32.1 – FOUR! Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Plenty more of these required. Hard hit over mid off for four.

  • 31.6 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 31.5 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump down the track dropped, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan.

  • 31.4 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 31.3 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 31.2 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 31.1 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled back to bowler for no runs, dropped catch by Amir. Pops out as his elbow strikes the ground. He had it in his hands for so long until he hit the floor.

  • 30.6 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 30.5 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Amir.

  • 30.4 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 30.3 – Imad Wasim to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 30.2 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 30.1 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 29.6 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run.

  • 29.5 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot defending, to leg slip for no runs.

  • 29.4 – Mohammad Amir to David Miller. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 29.3 – OUT! Caught. Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to gully, by Ahmed. This is exactly the reason why Amir has been brought back into the attack. Break this partnership and he does so with the massive wicket of the Proteas captain. Hard length making Faf do something different which results in a top edge and a high catch for Sarfaraz.

  • 29.2 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 29.1 – Mohammad Amir to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run.

  • 28.6 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 28.5 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 28.4 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 28.3 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 28.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to cover for no runs, shy attempt by ul-Haq.

  • 28.1 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 27.6 – FOUR! Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. High and handsome. Faf picked his gap and made sure to reach out and not let the ball turn. Big over for South Africa and they have started to up the ante.

  • 27.5 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 27.4 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 27.3 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 27.2 – FOUR! Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past long off for 4 runs, dropped catch by Amir, mis-fielded by Amir. Chance in the deep. Amir is running around from his position but doesn’t get there quick enough. Through the hands and bounces into the rope.

  • 27.1 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 26.6 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 26.5 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Sohail.

  • 26.4 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 26.3 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 26.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.1 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 25.6 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 25.5 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 25.4 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 25.3 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 25.2 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 25.1 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 24.6 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 24.5 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 24.4 – APPEAL! Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Ahmed, appeal made for Caught. Clear daylight between bat and ball. Sarfaraz and co definitely heard something, so what could that have been?

  • 24.3 – Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Afridi.

  • 24.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 24.1 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 23.6 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 23.5 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 23.4 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 23.3 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 23.2 – Shadab Khan to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 23.1 – OUT! Bowled. Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed. Wrong delivery to go back to. Full length and sliding on off the surface into the stumps. Markram has a slow walk back to the dressing room and he leaves South Africa in a bit of trouble.

  • 22.6 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 22.5 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 22.4 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 22.3 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 22.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 22.1 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to long off for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 21.6 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run.

  • 21.5 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 21.4 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 21.3 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, off stump no foot movement Steer, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 21.2 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 21.1 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 20.6 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 20.5 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 20.4 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, run save by Khan.

  • 20.3 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 20.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 20.1 – Imad Wasim to Aiden Markram. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 19.6 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 19.5 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run.

  • 19.4 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 19.3 – Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 19.2 – OUT! Caught. Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, by ul-Haq. One too many sweeps. After the first one which went for six he hasn’t connected with any of the others and eventually he picked out a fielder. Top catch by Imam coming off the boundary and tumbling forward.

  • 19.1 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 18.6 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, to leg on the back foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 18.5 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 18.4 – SIX! Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Outstanding shot. Using the angle of the ball and the pace on it to clear the biggest boundary. Such quick wrists to be able to play a shot like that.

  • 18.3 – FOUR! Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Squeezes down on the ball using the pace. Doesn’t need to do much except find the gap, which he does.

  • 18.2 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 18.1 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam. How many times has the cover or point fielder been found? All the dot balls add up.

  • 17.6 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 17.5 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 17.4 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Sohail.

  • 17.3 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 17.2 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 17.1 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 16.6 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 16.5 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 16.4 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 16.3 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 16.2 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 16.1 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 15.6 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 15.5 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 15.4 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 15.3 – SIX! Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Ferocious striking out of the park. Down on one knee and muscling a six into the crowd.

  • 15.2 – Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 15.1 – Shadab Khan to Faf du Plessis. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 14.6 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 14.5 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.4 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.3 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 14.2 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 14.1 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 13.6 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 13.5 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 13.4 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 13.3 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 13.2 – Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 13.1 – FOUR! Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Up and over in fine style. That is the type of shot we have become accustomed to seeing from de Kock.

  • 12.6 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 12.5 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 12.4 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 12.3 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Hafeez.

  • 12.2 – Wahab Riaz to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 12.1 – Wahab Riaz to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 11.6 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 11.5 – Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 11.4 – FOUR! Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. First boundary for de Kock and it’s been a long time coming. Crisply driven against the spin which should give him some confidence.

  • 11.3 – Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 11.2 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 11.1 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 10.6 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, bottom edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 10.5 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump down the track working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 10.4 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Short, down leg side on the front foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 10.3 – FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Strong bottom hand to generate the pace and create the placement towards midwicket.

  • 10.2 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 10.1 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 9.6 – FOUR! Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball full toss, to leg down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Firmly punched down the ground after Faf got right to the pitch and made it into a full toss.

  • 9.5 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 9.4 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, run save by Azam.

  • 9.3 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 9.2 – Imad Wasim to Quinton de Kock. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 9.1 – Imad Wasim to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run.

  • 8.6 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 8.5 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 8.4 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 8.3 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 8.2 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 8.1 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Khan, fielded by Wasim. Very nearly a stunning catch from Shadab. Diving full length to his left but not managing to cling at.

  • 7.6 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 7.5 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 7.4 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 7.3 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 7.2 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, to leg on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan. Faf keeps finding the fielder. Pressure mounting.

  • 7.1 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 6.6 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 6.5 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 6.4 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 6.3 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 6.2 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 6.1 – Shaheen Afridi to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 5.6 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 5.5 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 5.4 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to point for 1 run, run save by Zaman, fielded by Khan.

  • 5.3 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 5.2 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 5.1 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 4.6 – FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. A Faf du Plessis special. Latching onto anything slightly full and driving it along the floor to the fence.

  • 4.5 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 4.4 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 4.3 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 4.2 – Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 4.1 – FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot cutting, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Bir of luck for Faf. Chasing a wide one without seeing what the new bowler is doing.

  • 3.6 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 3.5 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 3.4 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 3.3 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 3.2 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 3.1 – Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, shy attempt by Khan.

  • 2.6 – Mohammad Hafeez to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 2.5 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 3 runs, run save by Afridi, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 2.4 – Mohammad Hafeez to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 2.3 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 2.2 – Mohammad Hafeez to Faf du Plessis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Amir.

  • 2.1 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.

  • 1.6 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 1.5 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Riaz.

  • 1.4 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 1.3 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Amir.

  • 1.2 – Mohammad Amir to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Amir.

  • 1.1 – NEW BALL. OUT! L.B.W. Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to square leg. What a review from Sarfaraz, and the delivery wasn’t bad either. Swinging into the pads of Amla who plays around a straight one and is trapped on the crease. Tight whether or not it has pitched in line and as soon as ball-tracking showed it had Amla was in big trouble. Three reds and he is on his way back.

  • 0.6 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 0.5 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 0.4 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 0.3 – Mohammad Hafeez to Hashim Amla. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 0.2 – Mohammad Hafeez to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, dropped catch by Riaz, fielded by Afridi. Put down in the first over and de Kock’s first delivery. Relatively simple catch made to look more difficult by Wahab and that could come back to haunt them.

  • 0.1 – Mohammad Hafeez to Hashim Amla. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.

  • 0.1 – NEW BALL. Wide Mohammad Hafeez to Hashim Amla. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 49.6 – APPEAL! Lungi Ngidi to Shadab Khan. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis, by Ngidi, appeal made for Run Out.
    Are we going to finish with two in two? Should have been but Ngidi drops the ball at the stumps and allows Shadab to make it home.
    308 posted by Pakistan after winning the toss and they will be pleased with their efforts. Top-order got them off to a flyer before Babar Azam continued his good form and added 69 runs. Haris Sohail came out with intent at the end and made good use of the platform set to give South Africa plenty of headaches. Tough chase coming up but the Proteas have the firepower to be able to do it.

  • 49.5 – OUT! Caught. Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper, by de Kock. Ngidi has nailed his slower balls when he’s been asked to. It needed something special to get rid of Sohail and it was. Slow, dipping delivery which bounced extra and took the top edge.

  • 49.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, to long on for 1 run.

  • 49.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the back foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 49.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off cutter full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Markram.

  • 49.1 – OUT! Bowled. Lungi Ngidi to Wahab Riaz. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Top of off. Exactly where the coaches tell you to bowl. Accuracy with the slower ball was inch perfect and he deceived Wahab out of the hand.

  • 48.6 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Placed to perfection on the legside. Clipped off the pads with supreme timing which Sohail has shown all the way throughout his innings.

  • 48.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Short, to leg ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 48.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Wahab Riaz. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 48.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Yorker, down leg side backing away defending, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 48.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Wahab Riaz. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, Gloved to wicketkeeper for 1 run, run save by de Kock.

  • 48.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Wahab Riaz. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 47.6 – OUT! Caught (Sub). Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Off cutter length ball, off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off. Down the throat of long off. Good grab from the substitute, JP Duminy, sprinting in off the boundary and taking a low catch.

  • 47.5 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Full toss, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smacked back over Ngidi’s head. Tried the yorker but his length was quite a way off and it turned into a juicy full toss.

  • 47.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run.

  • 47.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by du Plessis.

  • 47.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Markram.

  • 47.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 46.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Imad Wasim. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Markram.

  • 46.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump backing away Steer, to third man for 1 run.

  • 46.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Imad Wasim. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 46.3 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Imad Wasim. Short, to leg backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Gets it away into the gap. Clever from Rabada to follow Imad but the batsman is too good and rolls his wrists on the ball.

  • 46.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Imad Wasim. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot working, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 46.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Half volley, off stump backing away driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 45.6 – Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by du Plessis.

  • 45.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 45.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Imad Wasim. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, run save by Morris.

  • 45.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 45.2 – SIX! Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Clear the front leg and swing away. That’s the tactic from Sohail and it’s working perfectly.

  • 45.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 44.6 – Chris Morris to Imad Wasim. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 44.5 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 44.4 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, off stump backing away Slog, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Top effort in the deep but in vain. Haris is having some fun right now and South Africa can’t stop the flow.

  • 44.3 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 2 runs, dropped catch by Tahir, run save by Ngidi.

  • 44.2 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Yorker, off stump backing away defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 44.1 – Chris Morris to Imad Wasim. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 43.6 – FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smeared through midwicket. Not pretty but effective.

  • 43.5 – SIX! Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. What has happened here? Duminy instantly sprints in before realising the ball is flat and hard over his head. Six runs to Sohail.

  • 43.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Imad Wasim. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 43.3 – FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Imad Wasim. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Advances first ball and finds the gap. Great strike with power and precision.

  • 43.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run.

  • 43.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 42.6 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Morris.

  • 42.5 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Lifted up and over and past third man. Gave himself plenty of room guessing the short ball would come and it did.

  • 42.4 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 42.3 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 42.2 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.

  • 42.1 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed to third man for 2 runs, run save by Ngidi.

  • 41.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 41.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, mis-fielded by Markram.

  • 41.4 – FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Guided off the open face down to third man. Beats the fielder with touch and class.

  • 41.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 41.2 – OUT! Caught. Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover, by Ngidi. Babar falls trying to increase the run-rate. The intent was there the ball before when he sliced it over mid off and the second time he didn’t have the luck. Picked out deep cover who made no mistake.

  • 41.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs.

  • 40.6 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, to point for 1 run, fielded by Markram. End of a fantastic spell from Tahir. Finishes with figures of 2-41.

  • 40.5 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Quicker length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 40.4 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 40.3 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 40.2 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Markram.

  • 40.1 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 39.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 39.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Amla.

  • 39.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 39.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Sohail. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Morris.

  • 39.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 39.2 – Wide Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 39.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 38.6 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 38.5 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 38.5 – Wide Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 38.4 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, to cover for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 38.3 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 38.2 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 38.1 – FOUR! Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Smoked over the top. Out of the meat of the bat and gives no chance for the fielders in the deep.

  • 37.6 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Consequence of changing your line too much. An easy pick-up for Babar off his pads.

  • 37.5 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Opens the face at the last moment to find the fence. Babar’s finest.

  • 37.4 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 37.3 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 37.2 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 37.1 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Markram.

  • 36.6 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 36.5 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, direct hit by du Plessis.

  • 36.4 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 36.3 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 36.2 – Imran Tahir to Haris Sohail. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run.

  • 36.1 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Amla.

  • 35.6 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, hit body to short leg for no runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 35.5 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Sliced all along the floor using the pace on the ball. A handy cameo from Sohail and he isn’t finished yet.

  • 35.4 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 35.3 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 35.2 – Chris Morris to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 35.1 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tahir. Another fifty for Babar in this World Cup.

  • 34.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.

  • 34.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 34.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 34.3 – SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed in the air under control over deep backward point for 6 runs. He can sense the short ball is coming so opens the body up and carves a wonderful shot over the offside.

  • 34.2 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Shot of the highest order. Straight bat showing to the bowler and playing back down the ground. Even though the threat of a short ball was evident.

  • 34.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to square leg for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 33.6 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 33.5 – FOUR! Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Timed too well this time to beat Rabada. Delicate little tickle as Markram strayed marginally too straight.

  • 33.4 – Aiden Markram to Haris Sohail. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 33.3 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to fine leg for 3 runs, run save by Rabada.

  • 33.2 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 33.1 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 32.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Miller.

  • 32.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 32.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.

  • 32.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Short, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to short mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 32.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 32.1 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Shot of quality. Leaning on the ball and timing it through cover.

  • 31.6 – Aiden Markram to Haris Sohail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run.

  • 31.5 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 31.4 – Aiden Markram to Haris Sohail. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 3 runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 31.3 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.

  • 31.2 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 31.1 – Aiden Markram to Haris Sohail. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 30.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Haris Sohail. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 30.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 30.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 30.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 30.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 30.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 29.6 – OUT! L.B.W. Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to. Fired in flat at the stumps. Hafeez mis-judges the length and goes down to sweep a very full delivery which smacks into the front pad. Loud appeal begging the umpire to raise the finger and eventually he does, after a long think. Smashing into off stump say ball-tracking.

  • 29.5 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 29.5 – Wide Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 29.4 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 29.3 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to point for 1 run, fielded by Amla.

  • 29.2 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 29.1 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 28.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 28.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 28.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 28.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 28.2 – APPEAL! Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Not much going for this. Angling down the legside and also height was an issue.

  • 28.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 27.6 – Aiden Markram to Babar Azam. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 27.5 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 27.4 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, run save by Phehlukwayo.

  • 27.3 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 27.2 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 27.1 – Aiden Markram to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 26.6 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 26.5 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 26.4 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 26.3 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 26.2 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 26.1 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 25.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 25.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 25.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 25.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 25.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 25.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 24.6 – APPEAL! Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, hit body for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Is this wicket number three for Tahir? Is is certain that the LBW is out and demands Faf to review. He does and it’s all looking good until they see how much bounce there is. Going over the top, much to everyone’s surprise.

  • 24.5 – SIX! Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Nearly the second time this tournament Hafeez has been caught sweeping a full toss. Today he chose to attack the shorter boundary and had just enough elevation to clear the man.

  • 24.4 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 24.3 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 24.2 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 24.1 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 23.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 23.5 – FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Fortunate boundary but the ball deserved to find the fence. Short, wide, asking to be put away.

  • 23.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 23.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 23.3 – Wide Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 23.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 23.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 22.6 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 22.5 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 22.4 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 22.3 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by de Kock.

  • 22.2 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 22.1 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 21.6 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Babar Azam at his best. Producing the full face of the blade to the bowler and hitting straight down the ground.

  • 21.5 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Quickly onto the back foot. Flat-bats it through midwicket in some style.

  • 21.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 21.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 21.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 21.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 20.6 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 20.5 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 20.4 – Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 20.3 – OUT! Caught & Bowled. Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed back to bowler, by Tahir. Imran Tahir take a bow. One-handed stunner in his follow-through. Hit pretty firmly and low down but that didn’t matter to Tahir who flung himself and plucked the ball just off the ground. Is that the spark South Africa needed?

  • 20.2 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 20.1 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, run save by Miller.

  • 19.6 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 19.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 19.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 19.3 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. What a shot. Crunched at the top of the bounce through the point region. Spit the two fielders perfectly and with power.

  • 19.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 19.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 18.6 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 18.5 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner yorker, to leg on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 18.4 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 18.3 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 18.2 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 18.1 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 17.6 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 17.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 17.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 17.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 17.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 17.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 16.6 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 16.5 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 16.4 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 16.3 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 16.2 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 16.1 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 15.6 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 15.5 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 15.4 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

  • 15.3 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 15.2 – Chris Morris to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 15.1 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 14.6 – Imran Tahir to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 14.5 – OUT! Caught. Imran Tahir to Fakhar Zaman. Leg spinner length ball, off stump moves in front Scoop, top edge in the air uncontrolled to first slip, by Amla. Craziness from Fakhar after he has been smashing the ball all over. Tries a funky scoop over the keeper but he doesn’t look comfortable playing the shot. Cramped up and the ball catches the edge to Amla at slip.

  • 14.4 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 14.3 – Imran Tahir to Imam ul-Haq. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 14.2 – Imran Tahir to Fakhar Zaman. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 14.1 – FOUR! Imran Tahir to Fakhar Zaman. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.

  • 13.7 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.

  • 13.6 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Miller.

  • 13.5 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 13.4 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot dropped, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 13.3 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 13.2 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 13.1 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 12.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 12.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Morris.

  • 12.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to point for no runs, run save by Markram.

  • 12.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 12.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, run save by Tahir.

  • 12.1 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Morris, fielded by Miller.

  • 11.6 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 11.5 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, outside edge to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 11.4 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 11.3 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Short, down leg side on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. To add insult to injury the very next ball gets hammered to the same boundary which Tahir is patrolling.

  • 11.2 – APPEAL! Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for no runs, by Tahir, appeal made for Caught. Drama at Lords. Tahir believes he has taken a stunner out in the deep but Fakhar is not moving. Soft signal is not out which hasn’t improved Faf’s mood. Plenty of replays for the third umpire to check out and they all seem to suggest the ball might have touched the ground. Nothing conclusive to overturn the original call so not out remains.

  • 11.1 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 10.6 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs.

  • 10.5 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, hit pad to silly point for no runs.

  • 10.4 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 10.3 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, run save by Rabada.

  • 10.2 – Andile Phehlukwayo to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 10.1 – FREE HIT. Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 10.1 – No ball Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Rabada. Oversteps first ball. Fakhar will be winding up to smash the next delivery.

  • 9.6 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 9.5 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 9.4 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.

  • 9.3 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 9.2 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 9.1 – Chris Morris to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 8.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 8.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 8.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.

  • 8.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 8.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 8.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 7.6 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 7.5 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Through the gap at first slip. Hashim Amla is a little wider trying to cover more space but it doesn’t pay off this time.

  • 7.4 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by van der Dussen.

  • 7.3 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 7.2 – Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 7.1 – FOUR! Chris Morris to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Gentle start from Chris Morris. Floaty delivery outside off stump which is punched back down the ground.

  • 6.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 6.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Short, down leg side on the front foot pulling, hit body back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 6.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 6.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 6.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 6.2 – Wide Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 6.1 – APPEAL! Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to fourth slip for no runs, fielded by Amla, appeal made for L.B.W. Pitched way outside leg stump. Definitely an appeal in hope from Rabada.

  • 5.6 – SIX! Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Dispatched into the crowds of cheering Pakistan fans. This has been fantastic batting from both openers.

  • 5.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 5.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 5.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Short, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 5.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Miller, fielded by Markram.

  • 5.1 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 4.6 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Flashed hard past point. At a catchable height but the placement was good enough to beat Markram’s dive.

  • 4.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 4.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 4.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 4.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to short fine leg for 1 run, run save by Ngidi.

  • 4.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 3.6 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Ends the over how it began. With a sweet drive to the square boundary.

  • 3.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 3.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 3.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 3.2 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Two in a row. Once again overpitched by Ngidi and it’s met by the full face of the bat. Hold the pose.

  • 3.1 – FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Glorious. Full pitched and sweetly driven all along the floor.

  • 2.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 2.5 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Where did this come from? Only slightly straight and it’s heaved away to deep square for a one bounce four.

  • 2.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, to leg on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 2.3 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 2.2 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Not quite the height on the short ball to trouble Fakhar. Comfortably rolls his wrists and swats the ball to the fence.

  • 2.1 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 1.6 – Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 1.5 – Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • 1.4 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 1.3 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 1.2 – Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Markram.

  • 1.1 – NEW BALL. Lungi Ngidi to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Morris.

  • 0.6 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming in length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rabada.

  • 0.5 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 0.4 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 0.3 – FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. You cannot bowl there to Fakhar Zaman. He loves anything with width as he throws his hands at the ball and crashes the ball to the boundary.

  • 0.2 – Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Miller.

  • 0.1 – NEW BALL. Kagiso Rabada to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.

  • Sport24.co.za | Hurricanes survive massive Bulls scare

    Wellington – The Hurricanes overcame a yellow card and a rampaging Bulls second half to claim a 35-28 victory on Saturday and book a Super Rugby semi-final date with the Crusaders.

    As it happened: Hurricanes v Bulls

    There were four tries apiece and the Hurricanes needed two penalties by Jordie Barrett to keep their noses in front and make the final four.

    It continued the dominance of the homeside in the playoffs after the Crusaders beat the Highlanders and the Jaguares downed the Chiefs in the first two matches. 

    Replacement back Salesi Rayasi was the hero-turned-villain for the Hurricanes with two tries as they shot out to a 29-14 lead before being sent to the sin-bin which sparked a late Bulls revival. 

    “It was play-offs footy. The first half was good and then they came back in the second half and it went down to the wire,” a relieved ‘Canes captain Dane Coles said.

    “There were a couple of big moments in that second half, obviously the sin-binning. We dropped the ball and they scored points. The little mistakes can have a massive effect.”

    Bulls captain Handre Pollard, said an indifferent first half cost his side.

    “A couple of bounces didn’t go our way and we let in a couple of soft tries which cost us in the first half. But the fightback was unreal,” he said.

    The under-sized Hurricanes pack – conceding 25kg to the burly Bulls and dwarfed in the lineouts by the 2.01 metre Jason Jenkins and his 2.07m partner RG Snyman – held their own as they steadily built a lead in the first half. 

    TJ Perenara, Ben Lam and Rayasi scored tries, all converted by Beauden Barrett who also landed a penalty as the ‘Canes turned 24-14 ahead with the Bulls points coming from tries to Warrick Gelant and Cornel Hendricks, both converted by Handre Pollard. 

    But after Rayasi scored his second try just after the resumption, the Bulls pack used their superior size to set up camp on the Hurricanes line. 

    They won a penalty try from a deliberate knockdown by Rayasi, which saw the ‘Canes outside back sent to the sin-bin.

    After Jordie Barrett kicked his first penalty, the Pretoria-based Bulls – appearing in the knockout stages for the first time since 2013 – closed within four points when Hendricks crashed over for his second try.

    Once Jordie Barrett kicked his second penalty, to create a seven-point margin, the giant Snyman stole a Hurricane’s lineout after the final hooter sounded.

    But the Bulls bid for a converted try to force the match into overtime ended when Hendricks knocked the ball on a few metres short of the line.

    Scorers:

    Hurricanes

    Tries: TJ Perenara, Ben Lam, Salesi Rayasi (2)

    Conversions: Beauden Barrett (3)

    Penalties: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett (2)

    Bulls

    Tries: Warrick Gelant, Cornal Hendricks (2), penalty try

    Conversions: Handre Pollard (3)

    Teams:

    Hurricanes

    15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Toby Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ben May/Alex Fidow, 19 Kane Le’aupepe, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Richard Judd/Finlay Christie, 22 James Marshall, 23 Salesi Rayasi

    Bulls

    15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Johnny Kotze, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

    Substitutes: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Ruan Steenkamp, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw

    Sport24.co.za | Junior Bok nominated for U20 Championship award

    Cape Town – Junior Springbok scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse has been nominated as one of four players for the World Rugby U20 Championship Breakthrough Player of the Tournament award after a strong contribution to the team’s performance in the international showpiece in Rosario.

    Hendrikse will go head-to-head with French flyhalf Louis Carbonel, Argentina centre Juan Pablo Castro and Australian flanker Fraser McReight for the award.

    Hendrikse – who turned 19 years-old in March – made his debut for the Junior Springboks in the U20 International Series in the Western Cape in April, and he has been a key figure in the squad since.

    He is a product of SA Rugby’s Elite Player Development programme, with his selection for the Junior Springbok squad following appearances in the U17 SA Rugby Interprovincial Sevens tournament, U18 SA Rugby Craven Week and the SA Schools team in the AON U18 International Series.

    His cool head and calm presence on the field has earned him a starting berth in all four of the team’s World Rugby U20 Championship matches up to now. This skill combined with his good vision, solid goal-kicking and ability to capitalise on try-scoring opportunities has seen him score two tries, seven conversions and four penalty goals for a contribution of 36 points in the competition.

    The public can vote for Hendrikse through World Rugby’s Facebook page.

    The Breakthrough Player of the Tournament will be announced after the World Rugby U20 Championship final on Saturday, June 22.

    The Junior Springboks will face hosts, Argentina, in the bronze playoff at 18:00 (SA Time) on Saturday, which will be followed by the final between France and Australia at 20:30.

    Sport24.co.za | World Rugby scraps controversial Nations Championship plans

    Cape Town – World Rugby has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a Nations Championship saying that resistance to the idea had brought about their decision.

    Rugby’s governing body announced their intention to introduce the concept in a statement in March this year, saying that the championship would comprise a 12 team league without smaller nations like Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

    But on Wednesday, they back tracked on their decision saying they “undertook this important project with the best interests of the global game at heart”.

    “Despite strong progress in collaboration with unions, competition owners and International rugby players, including full engagement on the detailed process of financial due diligence, a lack of consensus on key issues, particularly the timing and format of promotion and relegation, left World Rugby with no alternative but to discontinue the project,” continued the statement.

    World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont added: “World Rugby undertook this important project with the best interests of the global game at heart in line with our vision to grow the sport as a game for all. While we are naturally disappointed that a unanimous position on the Nations Championship could not be achieved among our unions, we remain fully committed to exploring alternative ways to enhance the meaning, value and opportunity of international rugby for the betterment of all unions.

    “This includes our continued commitment to competition and investment opportunities for emerging nations to increase the competitiveness of the international game with a view to possible Rugby World Cup expansion in 2027.

    Beaumont thanked all stakeholders for their feedback regarding the proposed tournament.

    “I would like to thank all stakeholders for their detailed consideration and engagement, World Rugby’s executive team for their hard work and Infront Sports and Media for their full and ongoing support of our vision to grow rugby’s global footprint.”

    Read the full statement from World Rugby here.

    Sport24.co.za | Semenya accuses IAAF of treating her like ‘human guinea pig’

    Paris – South Africa’s double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as a “human guinea pig”.

    “The IAAF used me in the past as a human guinea pig to experiment with how the medication they required me to take would affect my testosterone levels,” said Semenya.

    The South African is locked in a bitter dispute with the IAAF over the federation’s rule requiring women with higher than normal male hormone levels, a condition known as hyperandrogenism, to artificially lower their testosterone to compete in races at distances of 400m to the mile.

    “Even though the hormonal drugs made me feel constantly sick, the IAAF now wants to enforce even stricter thresholds with unknown health consequences,” Semenya said in a statement.

    “I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again. But I am concerned that other female athletes will feel compelled to let the IAAF drug them and test the effectiveness and negative health effects of different hormonal drugs. This cannot be allowed to happen.”

    The athlete, who won the women’s 800 metres at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, unknowingly underwent a gender test shortly before she won gold at the 2009 Berlin world championships which allegedly showed she had both male and female characteristics.

    She was forced to spend eight months out, the IAAF clearing her to compete again in July 2010.

    Switzerland’s top court last week rejected an IAAF request to re-impose their rules on testosterone after it had temporarily suspended them following an appeal by Semenya.

    Semenya had contested a decision by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport which previously found that the rules were “discriminatory” but “necessary” to ensure fairness in women’s athletics.

    The athlete’s lawyers, however, issued a statement on Tuesday welcoming the “publication by the CAS of the arbitral award setting out the CAS Panel’s reasoning and limitations in making its award”.

    The CAS Panel states that “Ms. Semenya is a woman. At birth, it was determined that she was female, so she was born a woman”.

    “She has been raised as a woman. She has lived as a woman. She has run as a woman. She is – and always has been – recognised in law as a woman and has always identified as a woman.”

    Semenya’s lawyers said that the “IAAF has taken it upon itself to decide who is, and who is not, woman enough in the eyes’ of the IAAF, and to discriminate on that basis”.

    “While the IAAF publicly claims that it is not engaged in sex testing, the CAS Award makes it clear that the IAAF is doing exactly that,” they said.

    The IAAF reacted by maintaining that in sport “biology has to trump gender identity to ensure fairness”.

    “Having the arguments of all parties and the detailed findings of the CAS Panel in the public domain will help to foster greater understanding of this complex issue…

    “… and to demonstrate the balance it is necessary to draw between the right for any individual to choose their legal sex and/or gender identity, which the IAAF fully supports and respects, and the need for sport to create and defend a protected category for females, with eligibility for this category based on biology and not on legal sex or gender identity.”

    “Sport is one of only a few, narrow sectors of society in which biology has to trump gender identity to ensure fairness,” the IAAF said.

    “To define the female category based on something other than biology would be category defeating and would deter many girls around the world from choosing competitive and elite sport after puberty.

    “The IAAF considers that the DSD (difference of sex development) Regulations are a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of protecting fair and meaningful competition in elite female athletics, and the CAS agreed.”

    Sport24.co.za | Sharks name touring squad for Brumbies clash

    2019-06-17 10:51

    Cape Town – Following their dramatic 12-9 victory over the Stormers on Saturday at Newlands, Sharks coach Robert du Preez has selected a 27-man squad for Saturday’s Super Rugby quarter-final clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

    Kick-off is at 12:05 SA time.

    The team departed for Australia on Sunday evening without “Beast” Mtawarira who will not make the trip after his withdrawal with a knee niggle from the Stormers match.

    Philip van der Walt and Jean-Luc du Preez have also not yet been passed fit to play, although Craig Burden has been included after picking up a hamstring tweak that ruled him out of Saturday’s match.

    Further good news is the inclusion of Curwin Bosch who also missed the Stormers game, but is now fully fit.

    “The Stormers are a fantastic side and the game could have gone either way,” said Du Preez following the team’s win that secured a top eight finish and a place in the playoffs in a drama-filled final weekend of Super Rugby action.

    “The game was in the balance all the way to the final hooter, but I thought the character the boys showed was tremendous and that vindicated everything this team is about on attack and defence.

    “We were dominant the whole game and scored two tries. But rugby is a cruel game, a game of moments.”

    Sharks touring squad:

    Forwards (15)

    Juan Schoeman, Mzamo Majola, Kerron van Vuuren, Craig Burden, Cullen Collopy, Coenie Oosthuizen, Thomas du Toit, John-Hubert Meyer, Ruben van Heerden, Gideon Koegelenberg, Hyron Andrews, Daniel du Preez, Jacques Vermeulen, Tyler Paul, Luke Stringer

    Backs (12)

    Louis Schreuder (captain), Cameron Wright, Robert du Preez, Curwin Bosch, Makazole Mapimpi, Andre Esterhuizen, Jeremy Ward, Lukhanyo Am, Kobus van Wyk, S’bu Nkosi, Aphelele Fassi, Rhyno Smith

    Sport24.co.za | S15 knockouts: Why SA hopes may fizzle fast

    Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer

    Cape Town – The quarter-final programme now decided, South Africa’s dreams of a first Super Rugby title since 2010 somehow seem as fanciful as ever.

    For starters, only two strictly SA-based sides – the Bulls and Sharks – have made the last-eight cut for next weekend, after Saturday afternoon’s twin home derby roster on our soil began with a chance that three (the Lions and Stormers were still in contention, for one extra ticket) might squeeze through the funnel.

    But instead the Stormers, pipped 12-9 right at the death by the Sharks at Newlands in a snore-fest, slipped to bottom-placed finish in their conference and 10th overall, while the Lions sadly ended a three-year period of decent prosperity – final appearances each time – by also failing to make the cut in ninth overall.

    Swys de Bruin’s charges, thumped 48-27 at Loftus despite scoring a spectacular long-range try in the first 16 seconds, failed to land the solitary, agonising log point they needed to push through.

    So just a pair of SA franchises getting in (bearing in mind that the Jaguares had already easily topped the group) instantly makes it less likely that the title will head this way in three weeks’ time, even if each game was always going to involve the major drawback of long-haul travel.

    But there is another impediment: just in terms of the vibrant way they are currently playing, the Bulls, the country’s only previous winners in modern-era Super Rugby, seem best bets of the two sides to go all the way – but probably have a tougher quarter-final than the Sharks do.

    They will tackle the Hurricanes in Wellington, whereas the KwaZulu-Natalians seem to have the easier task on paper against the Brumbies in Canberra.

    In the other tussles, the Chiefs fly to Buenos Aires to face the Jaguares, and the defending champion Crusaders are at home to compatriots the Highlanders.

    The Bulls currently look the best equipped SA outfit in terms of the pace, passion and mongrel of their game to be able to go all the way, something demonstrated as they concocted seven tries to two against their Highveld neighbours.

    But making their task in the Cake Tin even more formidable is that they were the last SA team to return from their fuller Australasian tour this year – only around a week ago.

    Going back the other way again will wreak havoc with body clocks, particularly for someone like flyhalf and key playmaker Handre Pollard, who interrupted that four-match tour for an injury-enforced return home and then flew hastily back for the closing fixture against the Highlanders last weekend.

    His air-miles situation must be healthy … if that is remotely the right word to use.

    Still, the fact that several stalwarts, including the Springbok pivot, are on their way out of the Pretoria scene for foreign climes shortly seems to have instilled a tenacious, do-or-die sort of spirit in the camp; the Bulls oughtn’t perish wondering, even if they exit at the quarter-finals.

    They have not played the Hurricanes this season, so it adds a splash of intrigue to the fixture.

    Also in the Bulls’ favour, they have fared so much better in New Zealand, strangely, than they have at home to sides from that country in 2019: they earned successive draws on the tour with the Blues and Highlanders, whereas at Loftus they came an awful cropper against each of the Crusaders (45-13) and Chiefs (56-20).

    What price a Sharks triumph in Canberra?

    Certainly they will have to play immeasurably better than they did at Newlands, where it took a much-needed moment of magic and composure from Lukhanyo Am to breach the Stormers’ hitherto resolute defence in the 82nd minute and settle a grim scrap.

    Hardly looking a picture of elation, the winning coach, controversial Robert du Preez, cut a largely dour figure at the post-match press conference where he had another stab at the Durban media, branding them “cockroaches” again.

    It hardly set a tone of optimism for their trip to Australia, but the Sharks have nevertheless produced some of their better showings of a bumpy season abroad.

    The unpalatable Capetonian derby also signalled the end of the Robbie Fleck head-coaching tenure at Newlands, the Stormers failing to cross the chalk for a single try somehow symbolising his time in charge: they ended ordinary season as the lowest try-scorers tournament-wide (34) alongside the basement Sunwolves.

    In the final analysis, he was unable to break the hallmark stretching back to the Allister Coetzee years (though “Toetie’s” win record was a lot better) of entertainment value being a consistent problem at the ground …

    *Follow our chief writer on Twitter: @RobHouwing

    Sport24.co.za | Late invite means Caster won’t run in Morocco

    Cape Town – Caster Semenya’s agent stated that it was “too late” for the Olympic champion to compete in the IAAF Diamond League event in Rabat.

    This comes after the organisers on Friday gave her the all clear to race in the 800m event by extending an invitation.

    Semenya was initially barred from competing in Sunday’s Diamond League 800m event by the president of the Moroccan Athletics Federation.

    Speaking to Reuters on Friday, Semenya’s agent Jukka Harkonen said that due to the lateness of the invitation, it was “impossible” for Semenya to travel in time for the race in Rabat, Morocco.

    Semenya, who is back home in South Africa after a brief visit in France, would have to travel more than 20 hours to Rabat and still prepare for the race in a short amount of time.

    “She’s not running. She was invited today but that was too late,” Harkonen told Reuters.

    Last month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Semenya’s challenge against the new IAAF regulations that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.

    However, Semenya appealed to the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, which temporarily suspended the IAAF rules until a further hearing could take place.

    On Thursday, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland rejected the IAAF’s urgent request for permission to re-impose its eligibility regulations on the two-time 800m world champion.

    This means that Semenya remains permitted to compete without restriction in the female category at this time.

    The IAAF and Athletics South Africa have until June 25 to make submissions to the Supreme Court on Semenya’s request that the IAAF regulations be suspended throughout the entire appeal proceedings.